Off road history.

Trips, adventures, bikes, equipment, etc.
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pedalsheep
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Re: Off road history.

Postby pedalsheep » 12 Jan 2019, 3:27pm

Yes looks great. I backed it too.
'Why cycling for joy is not the most popular pastime on earth is still a mystery to me.'
Frank J Urry, Salute to Cycling, 1956.

Mike_Ayling
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Re: Off road history.

Postby Mike_Ayling » 23 Mar 2019, 3:31am

amediasatex wrote:
colin54 wrote:
rualexander wrote:Roughstuff Fellowship have some great old photos on their instagram account
https://www.instagram.com/rsfarchive/

What a fantastic selection of photo's, well done the archivist(s).


Agreed, excellent and I'm thankful they've taken the time to digitise and present them, there are thousands and thousands of pictures sitting in desk drawers and boxes in the loft that will liekly never see the light of day yet give us an amazing glimpse into the past, I can only hope more will surface as time goes on.


Gotta take your hat off to those blokes!
Most of them just on the touring bikes of the day, none of that wimpy fat tyres and suspension stuff!

Mike

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Re: Off road history.

Postby Gattonero » 23 Mar 2019, 1:50pm

Mike_Ayling wrote:...
Gotta take your hat off to those blokes!
Most of them just on the touring bikes of the day, none of that wimpy fat tyres and suspension stuff!

Mike


True, but speeds were much, much slower in that day.
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,
since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.
Thus you remember them as they actually are...